Norwich University Association for Computing Machinery Chapter (NUACM)

The Association for Computing Machinery(ACM) is a global organization that seeks to provide learning and research opportunities for students and professionals in the computing field as well as to solve problems using technology. It offers student scholarships, access to numerous databases and online libraries, and holds conferences and programming competitions designed with the goal of expanding members’ knowledge and skills. The Norwich ACM Chapter, an official Student Chapter of the ACM, currently operates with the same goal in mind: to provide a learning space for any students who wish to expand their knowledge in the computing area. NUACM, which currently has about 25 active members, provides weekly lectures on various computing topics(including networking, programming, forensics, and more) given by student officers, professors, and guest speakers who have experience working in the field. It also holds regular project nights, where members have had hands-on exploration of various topics ranging from scripting to penetration testing with Kali Linux. NUACM, which has been active at Norwich for over many years, continues to grow and search for new ways to enrich members’ enjoyment and knowledge of the computing field.


The Master of Information Security and Information Assurance (MSISA) program hosts the program’s hackathon during Residency.  Students and faculty evaluate software in the Cyber Center’s War Room. Students examine source code, conduct vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and various other activities to determine if they can compromise the system. Read more about the students involved in the hackathon.

CyberSecurity Residential Camp for HighSchoolers – GenCyber@NU

GenCyber@NU is a residential cyber camp at Norwich University set among the trees in beautiful central Vermont.  At this 5-day Information Security and Cyber Forensics training camp, 21 students will be taught about the growing importance of cybersecurity to the nation and learn the first principles of Cyber with 6-8 hours per day of combined lecture, labs, hands-on competitive exercises and exciting field trips. There are excellent leadership opportunities for Norwich students acting as camp counselors in teaching cybersecurity to high school students who are new to the specialization. Check back for further announcements of the 2017 summer event. Check out the photo gallery of the 2016 GenCyber@NU.

Norwich University Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honors Society Chapter

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is an honor society for the computing and information disciplines. It was first organized by Texas A&M University for the purpose of promoting the computing and information disciplines and encouraging their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. The mission of UPE is to recognize the academic excellence of students. The Norwich University UPE organization promotes student growth by acknowledging the efforts of outstanding students and assisting students in reaching their academic goals. Our organization meets on a regular basis to discuss how to improve our academic programs and enhance student success. At Norwich, UPE members are celebrated for reaching high academic achievements and serve as a resource for other students pursuing this academic honor.”

Norwich University UPE President, Audrey Wyman

“I am a Senior at Norwich University pursuing a BS in Computer Security and Information
Assurance with a concentration in Digital Forensics. I am also pursuing two minors in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. I am an NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service recipient and am honored to serve as President of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society. I am originally from Auburn, Calif. and chose Norwich because of it’s unique mixture of lifestyle and incredible cybersecurity academic program and extracurricular opportunities.”

UPE Academic Advisor: Dr. Huw Read, CSIA


NSA Codebreaker Challenge

An annual Codebreaker Challenge event held by the National Security Agency that enables individuals and organizations to understand the agency’s mission to defend and protect the nation.

The challenge started when NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate sought ways to attract top talent from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to a career in national security. They hoped to develop long-term relationships with academia through a variety of engaging activities.

The NSA experts build a story around whatever problem is presented, such as breaking into a terrorist organization’s communications network or protecting a computer system from a hack.

The challenge consists of multiple tiers that become progressively harder. Last year, only 10 students solved the fourth and final tier problem.

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DFRWS Forensic Challenge

Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) Challenge Challenge seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in Software-Defined Networking (SDN) forensics by focusing the community’s attention on this emerging domain.

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Cyber Security Challenge UK – Capture the Flags (CTF)

The Cyber Security Challenge is a series of national competitions, learning programs, and networking initiatives designed to identify, inspire and enable more individuals in the world to become cyber security professionals.

Established to bolster the national pool of cyber skills, it offers a unique program of activities to introduce sufficient numbers of appropriately skilled individuals to learning and career opportunities in the profession.

The Challenge is already helping to find hidden talent across the nation. It provides safe environments in which thousands of people can test and demonstrate their skills and showcases the spread of opportunities for future cyber defenders.

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Hackalist is a web page that lists all of the upcoming hackathons from around the world that enables all levels to individuals and organizations interested in participating in various events related to Cybersecurity throughout the year.
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Hack Vermont

HackVT is a 24-hour hackathon where individuals and organizations work together to build various applications that benefits users and develop an instructive or enlightening experience.
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BSides NYC – Capture the Flag

BSides NYC is an Information / Security conference that’s different. A 100% volunteer organized event that puts on competition by and for the community to truly strive and keep information free.
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